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CHELTENHAM REWIND: Showcase victor Captain Tom Cat puts unbeaten chase record on the line

Recent Worcester successor Captain Tom Cat returns to the track bidding to maintain his unbeaten start to chasing

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2C7CCPM Captain Tom Cat and jockey Sam Twiston-Davies win the Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Novices' Hurdle at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Cheltenham’s Showcase successor Captain Tom Cat puts his undefeated start over fences on the line at Worcester on Wednesday afternoon, in a card that will pay tribute to the late Liam Treadwell.

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Dr. Richard Newland’s son of Dylan Thomas is two from two over the larger obstacles since his Aintree debut back in May, winning well under a penalty at this track earlier in the month.

WATCH: CAPTAIN TOM CAT LAND VICTORY AT THE SHOWCASE MEETING AT CHELTENHAM BACK IN OCTOBER [CREDIT: ITV RACING]

Now off an official rating of 144, Deva Racing’s bright prospect has already way exceeded his mark over hurdles, even in spite of his glory at Prestbury Park last season.

His handler has already identified some big plans for the summer for his stable-star.

Captain Tom Cat could aimed for a tilt at the Galway Plate, according to Dr. Richard Newland

Newland told the Racing Post in the aftermath of his most recent success: “We were always very keen to go chasing with him. He’s a big, scopey horse, jumps for fun and enjoys front-running. He was brilliant at Aintree.

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Worcester hosts more race action on Wednesday afternoon with Captain Tom Cat bidding for a quickfire June double at his local track

“If he comes out of this race okay, we’ll probably try to get in another novice run and after that we’ll take a view as to whether we go for the big summer chases. The Summer Plate at Market Rasen and the Galway Plate maybe.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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